Marcelo Wanderley, Ph.D.

Marcelo M. Wanderley graduated in electrical engineering at the UFPR and holds a Master’s degree in engineering from UFSC, Brazil and a Ph.D. from Université Pierre et Marie Curie and Ircam, France. He is Full Professor of Music Technology at McGill University, Canada. In 2008 he was a visiting professor at the Université de Bretagne Sud, France (Maître de Conférences). In 2011, he was awarded a 2-month international chair at the Institute for Advanced interdisciplinary Studies, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil. More recently, he was awarded a 5-year international research chair from INRIA, France, the Francqui Foundation Chair at the University of Mons, Belgium and a Distinguished Visitor Award at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. He is a member of Computer Music Journal’s Editorial Advisory Board and a senior member of the ACM and of the IEEE.

His research is inherently interdisciplinary, focusing on new interfaces for musical expression and sound and music computing. His research interests include the design and evaluation of digital musical instruments and the analysis of performer movements. He co-edited the electronic book “Trends in Gestural Control of Music”, 2000, co-authored the textbook “New Digital Musical Instruments: Control and Interaction Beyond the Keyboard”, 2006, and chaired the 2003 International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME03). He has extensively collaborated with researchers from various fields: computer science (human-computer interaction, movement animation), electrical engineering (haptics), psychology (experimental psychology), chemistry (paper manufacturing) and information studies (haptic perception), supervising or co-supervising more than 50 post-doctoral, PhD and Master’s students at the intersection of music technology and these fields.

icon Affiliation: Professor, Music Research, Schulich School of Music

icon University: McGill University

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